Series: Love Undercover
Published by Harlequin on 03/25/2014
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A no-nonsense female cop reluctantly teams up with the one man who makes her lose control in a deliciously sensual new novel from New York Times bestselling author Lori Foster...
To bring down a sleazy abduction ring, Lieutenant Margaret "Margo" Peterson has set herself up as bait. But recruiting Dashiel Riske as her unofficial partner is a whole other kind of danger. Dash is 6'4" of laid-back masculine charm, a man who loves life—and women—to the limit. Until Margo is threatened, and he reveals a dark side that may just match her own.
Beneath Margo's tough facade is a slow-burning sexiness that drives Dash crazy. The only way to finish this case is to work together side by side…skin to skin. And as their mission takes a lethal turn, he'll have to prove he's all the man she needs—in all the ways that matter.
We’ve all been waiting since “Getting Rowdy” for Dash(iel Riske) and Margo’s (Margaret Peterson) story and I, for one, am not disappointed. I did wonder when Dash appeared in Logan’s story how he’d fit into all this, but I just knew he’d get his own story, and here it is!
So towards the end of “Getting Rowdy” we left Margo and Dash possibly working together to try and bring down a ring that’s been abducting women. At the beginning of “Dash of Peril” Margo is still on the case – having left poor Dash in the dust – and no closer to exposing the people behind the abductions. The stakes are definitely getting higher. Especially now that some of these women have turned up dead and underground films have started appearing showing their sexual assault. Of course higher stakes means more danger, and after an attempt is made on Margo, Dash decides he’s gonna stick real close to the feisty and sexy Lieutenant.
Of course Logan Riske and Reese Bareden show up since Margo is their boss and I was happy that Cannon Colter, up and coming MMA fighter, played a larger part in this book.
OMG…Dean “Havoc” Conor and Simon Evans visit Cannon toward the end of the book which means…joy of joys Cannon will be kicking off a new series soon based again in the world of MMA! #WINNING! ;P
Overall it’s a fitting finish to this series. Margo is a little difficult to like at times even after meeting her family and realizing what she grew up with. And the ‘have to be tougher than the boys’ mentality gets a wee bit old at times, but I do understand it. I just wish that author’s didn’t have to point it out because it wouldn’t matter, but I guess some things are still a ‘boys club’. I also really liked the more dominant flip to Dash. He came off a little too laid back and easy going for me in the previous books, but he’s definitely got some bite to him and I really appreciate that. He’s just the right combo of understanding and commanding, with that whole sessy height thing thrown in for good measure. But I might be biased here. He he he.
The crime element is hard to take, but I mean that in the best possible sense. It’s not easy to read about kidnappings and recorded rapes. Equally not as easy to read it from the minds’ of the people perpetrating it. I wonder how much an author feels like they need to scrub their brain after being in the head of characters like that? I liked the added suspense with the girl and her grandfather, but could’ve done without her tie in to Cannon. It feels a little reminiscent of Casey and Emma from the Buckhorn books.
Another great read from Lori Foster and now comes the inevitable withdrawal period until the next book. Gack!